LINGUIST List 28.849

Tue Feb 14 2017

Calls: English, Applied Ling, Disc Analysis, Ling & Lit, Pragmatics, Translation/China

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <kenlinguistlist.org>


Date: 13-Feb-2017
From: Joanna Radwanska-Williams <edicmacaoipm.edu.mo>
Subject: 6th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication
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Full Title: 6th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication
Short Title: EDIC

Date: 06-Jun-2017 - 08-Jun-2017
Location: Macau Special Administrative Region of China, China
Contact Person: Joanna Radwanska-Williams
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://edic.ipm.edu.mo

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Pragmatics; Translation

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2017

Meeting Description:

The 6th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication(EDIC)will be held in Macao (Part I – June 6 – 8, 2017) and Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China (Part II – June 9 – 11, 2017). The conference is co-organized by the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) and the Education Bureau of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Xinjiang Normal University (XJNU).

For Part II in Urumqi, the conference registration fee is 1200 RMB (600 RMB for student participants in China).

Please email your inquiries to:

MPI-Bell Centre of English: edicmacaoipm.edu.mo (Part I in Macao)
Organising Committee at XJNU: icedic2017xjnu.edu.cn (Part II in Urumqi)

Online Preliminary Registration Form and abstract submission for Part I(http://edic.ipm.edu.mo)
Members of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS),please refer to the 23rd IAICS Conference Call for Papers for additional topics and required registration information (http://web.uri.edu/iaics/).

Call for Papers:

Abstracts of papers (100-150 words in English), together with contact information, are hereby warmly invited. Please fill in the online Preliminary Registration Form and abstract submission(http://edic.ipm.edu.mo), and indicate whether you would like to attend only Part I or Part II, or both Part I and Part II. The deadline for submitting abstracts/ proposals to Part I (Macao) is February 28, 2017. We reserve the right to edit the abstract for length/grammar if needed. The conference language is English.

The online abstract submission is for Part I only.The deadline for submitting abstracts/ proposals to Part II (Urumqi) is March 15, 2017. Abstracts for Part II should be submitted separately to the Organizing Committee at XJNU.

Part I (Macao) of the EDIC conference is held jointly with the 23rd Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS), and also jointly with the MPI International Round Table Forum on ''Foreign Language Aptitude''. There is a cap of 300 participants in the joint conference.

The conference topics include, but are not restricted to:

A.English:

1. ELT (English Language Teaching) and training in the global/ local context
2. Defining and redefining International English
3. Communicative language teaching (CLT) and cross-cultural pragmatic competence
4. Second language acquisition, bilingual and multilingual acquisition
5. Revisiting humanistic and other “traditional” approaches in the ELT/ESP classroom
6. Creative writing in English in the global/ local context

B. Discourse:

1. Film and other visual media studies in the global/ local context
2. New social, cultural and critical discourses in English language education
3. New approaches to reading and teaching literatures in English
4. Pragmatics and discourse analysis
5. Gender, ethnicity and discourse studies
6. Translation and interpretation studies

C.Intercultural Communication:

1. Linguistic and cultural diversity in Greater China
2. Comparative literary studies and comparative cultural studies
3. Intercultural dialogues and critiques in language and communication studies
4. English as a global lingua franca and the future of Chinese and other non-western languages and traditions, including endangered and minority languages
6. New / social media communication studies

Official invitation letters and a Final Registration Confirmation Form will be sent by April 30, 2017, to participants whose abstracts have been accepted by the Conference Academic Review Panel. For Part I of the conference in Macao, the conference registration fee and meals will be covered for all participants whose abstracts/proposals have been accepted.


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